Latest Government surveillance News

Opening statements set in trial linked to Russia probe

May. 17, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening statements are set for Tuesday in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the case...

Jury selected for trial of lawyer charged with lying to FBI

May. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury was picked Monday in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. The case against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity...

EXPLAINER: Why stakes are high in trial tied to Russia probe

May. 14, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first trial resulting from special counsel John Durham’s investigation of the early days of the Trump-Russia probe hardly seems an explosive affair. It’s about a single false statement that a cybersecurity lawyer with ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign is alleged to...

EXCERPT: Jill Biden, into the public arena

May. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

The following excerpt is from “Jill: A Biography of the First Lady,” by Associated Press journalists Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. The book details the life of Jill Biden. Superville covers the White House for the AP; Pace, a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief, is...

UK: Concerns raised over Chinese surveillance camera firm

Apr. 26, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An independent monitor of Britain's use of surveillance cameras has asked for the government to clarify its positions on buying equipment from a Chinese technology company accused of involvement in human rights abuses. Fraser Sampson, the biometrics and surveillance...

Bird flu confirmed in backyard flock in western Nebraska

Apr. 06, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Bird flu has made its way to Nebraska’s western edge, state agriculture officials reported Wednesday. The state's fifth case of avian influenza had been confirmed in a small backyard flock in Scotts Bluff County, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture...

High court reverses decision allowing Muslims' FBI bias suit

Mar. 04, 2022 17:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided unanimously with the Biden administration Friday and reversed a lower court decision that had allowed a lawsuit to go forward by Muslim men claiming FBI religious bias. But the justices' limited decision did not end the case, and the men and their lawyers...

Idaho House OKs some cybersecurity records remaining secret

Feb. 28, 2022 16:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the House on Monday approved exempting some government cybersecurity records from public disclosure in a measure backers say is needed to thwart terrorist attacks. The House voted 48-20 to approve the bill that would exempt disclosing the nature,...

Florida TV chef charged in Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol

Feb. 23, 2022 20:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gluten-free TV chef was arrested Wednesday in Florida on charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, officials said. Carol Kicinski, who presents monthly episodes on the nationally syndicated “Daytime” show, and Jon Heneghan,...

Baltimore police to expunge spy plane records in settlement

Feb. 17, 2022 16:52 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Records and data collected by a now-defunct aerial surveillance program in Baltimore will be expunged as part of a federal lawsuit settlement filed this week. The Baltimore Police Department and Persistent Surveillance Systems will dispose of all records except...